Challenge #2 of Foodbuzz's Project Food Blog! I'm crossing my fingers that I get to make it to Challenge #3, which is to throw a luxury dinner party. Win or lose, I'm having a dinner party on Saturday with a few friends. So we can either discuss my victory or drink a bunch of wine over good food to drown my sorrows! Either way, it'll be a good time, with good friends. And that's all we need right? Right.
I made this flounder a few weeks ago and it was just beaming with great flavors and color. It was simple, yet sophisticated. And above all, it was absolutely delicious!
2 6 oz. Flounder fillets
2 tablespoons Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken stock
juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 roasted green pepper, minced
small handful cilantro, chopped
Homemade Hot Sauce (optional)
Season the flounder fillets w/ the jerk seasoning, and a little bit of salt and pepper, if desired.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet under medium high heat. Pan fry the fish for about 3-5 minutes today, flipping once. Transfer fillets to 2 serving plates and tent with aluminum foil.
Add chicken stock and lime juice to same skillet used for fish. Simmer until the mixture is reduced by half. Whisk in the butter, hot sauce, and green bell pepper. Heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Pour the mixture over the fillets and garnish with cilantro.
I served this over a Corn & Sweet Pepper Hash (which I will post in the near future, of course) and it was absolutely perfect. Fresh vegetables, perfectly flaky fish, and quick turnaround. This should definitely be put on your to-make list very soon! Enjoy the weekend guys! And hopefully I'll be posting a luxury dinner post on Sunday, thanks to you guys!